Our Local Council

Gilmour Council proudly serves The Church of St. Clare, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Paschal Baylon parishes staying true to the Knights of Columbus founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism by:

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Supporting Our CHURCH and Parishes

  • Volunteer at all 3 parish festivals

  • Purchase, prepare, and serve food at the SPB parish picnic

  • Purchase, prepare, and serve pancake breakfasts at the annual Breakfast with Santa to benefit the SFA PTO

  • Pray the Rosary weekdays at CSC

  • Support our diocesan seminaries with collections at meetings and events

  • Provide annual direct tuition assistance to 4 seminarians at St Mary and Borromeo Seminaries

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Supporting the Community

  • Raise funds for religious Special Needs programs

  • Sponsor picnics and breakfasts for special needs families

  • Participate in Rainbow Camp picnic day for inner- city children at St Augustine in Cleveland

  • Provide VA support, refreshments and visitation to hospital patients

  • Prepare and serve hot meals at the St Philip Neri Hunger Center in Cleveland

  • Collect food for the needy and underprivileged, supporting 3 parish food banks

  • Honor an annual Bluecoat of the Year

  • Provide speakers at open council meetings

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Supporting our Youth

  • Sponsor and manage the annual KofC Free Throw Contest at our three parishes

  • Encourage Catholic Education with Tuition Assistance Grants for all three parish schools (3 parishes x 4 grants @$500 each per year)

  • Sponsor an annual Youth of the Year campaign at our three parishes, with a $500 tuition assist

  • Support and guide parish-based Boy Scout Troop at CSC

  • Support local Eagle Scout projects

  • Involve the grade school children in our food collection for the needy

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Supporting our Council Family

  • Provide an annual council Family Picnic

  • Host an annual Christmas Party for our brothers and their families

  • Sponsor bowling and golf leagues

  • Offer an annual Memorial Mass for our deceased brother Knights

  • Conduct condolence wake calls for deceased brother Knights

  • Celebrate annually our council founding in 1898

  • Utilize our big screen at our Boys' Knight Out fellowship meetings featuring a Cleveland Browns evening game.

  • Throw an annual fundraising clambake

  • Share the news of adjoining councils and their events

  • Initiate and advance candidates for knighthood with our degree ceremonial team

  • Publish and otherwise communicate the events of the KofC 4th Degree assemblies in our area

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Supporting the Catholic Culture of Life

  • Support Catholic radio station 1260AM The Rock, WCCR with a monthly stipend

  • Subsidize bus expenses for the annual Washington DC March for Life

  • Hold semi-annual Rosary-For-Life rallies in Mayfield Village

  • March and pray at local abortion clinics

  • Fund KofC Supreme Catholic Advocacy